Driver's License

Driver’s License

Recently, there has been an increasing number of car rentals made out with counterfeit International Driving Permit (henceforth IDP).
Therefore, in order to prevent such problem, our staff may check entry history on your passport if issuing countries of a customer's passport and IDP do not match.
If we cannot confirm that customer's IDP has been issued to the customer physically by an institution authorized by the issuing country, and if the customer cannot prove the validity of the IDP, we will respectfully decline the reservation.
We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience, and thank you for your understanding.

Customers whose driver's license is issued from France, Germany, Switzerand, Monaco, Belgium, Taiwan, or Estonia

According to Japan's traffic regulation, you must carry following documents in order to drive in Japan.

Please show the documents to our staff at the time of pick up.

How to obtain Official Translation Document

You may obtain Japanese official translation document from the following agencies:
1. Respective country's Embassy or Consulate General in Japan
2. Japan Automobile Federation (JAF) Office
※For Taiwan Customers: You may obtain the translation from Motor Vehicles Office in Taiwan.

Customers whose driver's license is issued from countries other than the above 8 countries.

You must have a valid passport and International Driving Permit issued by an institution authorized by the issuing country.
【ATTENTION】 International Driving Permit must be based on "The 1949 Geneva Convention on International Road Traffic."

※International Driving Permit is valid for a year from the date of issue.
※For W-6 class reservations, please check if you can drive a 10-seater car with your driving permit.



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